Case 25

John Stradling, Andrew Stanton, Najib Rahman, Annabel Nickol and Helen Davies

in Oxford Case Histories in Respiratory Medicine

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Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199556373
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753299 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 25

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A 40-year-old woman presented to A&E with pleuritic right-sided chest pain. This had occurred suddenly whilst at rest, and was associated with shallow breathing. She had a past history of dysmenorrhoea, investigated with a laparoscopy with no positive findings two years previously, but was otherwise fit and well. She was currently on day three of her period. She was a lifelong non-smoker, with two healthy children. On examination, she was tachypnoeic (20/min) with oxygen saturations of 96% on air, and decreased breath sounds on the right side. Her CXR is shown in Fig. 25.1.

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology

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